Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from neck pain each year. Neck pain can be caused by something as simple as falling asleep with your neck at a bad angle or having bad posture while using a computer, watching TV or even reading a book. Neck pain can also be result of accidents, chronic conditions, and even aging, when the effects of osteoarthritis can manifest in neck pain. The good news is that in many cases, neck pain will resolve on its own. When neck pain lasts for more than a few days, it may be time to seek the advise of a chiropractor.
Chiropractic Treatment of Neck Pain
Spinal adjustments are an integral part of the treatment plan for neck pain. Adjustments can relieve pain in the soft tissues, increase circulation, and stimulate the body’s nervous system.
Contrary to popular belief, spinal adjustments are not painful. When you seek chiropractic treatment for neck pain, the treatment is precise and gentle. Chiropractors are trained as experts in the spine and how to manually return motion to restricted spinal joints. They do not merely “pop” or “crack” bones until something “snaps” back into place. The sound most people hear during a chiropractic adjustment is not the sound of bones cracking. It’s actually carbon dioxide gas escaping from the joints of the spine…kind of like when you ‘pop’ open a can of soda and the gas escapes.
After a spinal adjustments your chiropractor may also recommend a variety of physio-modalities to help improve your chance of a fast recovery. These modalities may include electric stimulation, ultrasound, cold packs, traction and specific stretches and exercises that target your neck.
If your condition does not seem to be improving within a reasonable amount of time, you may be referred to a another specialist for adjunct care.
The best way to learn if chiropractic care can help with your specific condition is to see a chiropractor. Chiropractic offers a unique and valuable mechanical approach to a wide range of neck problems. Dr. Cozamanis offers free no-obligation chiropractic consultations for all Delaware residents. To schedule an appointment, please call 302.437.7247 today!